Tag Archives: student work

October 29, 2010, 7:40 am

Pushing back

Seth Godin has a lot of good things to say in this short blog post, such as:

When a professor assigns you to send a blogger a list of vague and inane interview questions (“1. How did you get started in this field? 2. What type of training (education) does this field require? 3. What do you like best about your job? 4. what do you like least about your job?”) I think you have an obligation to say, “Sir, I’m going to be in debt for ten years because of this degree. Perhaps you could give us an assignment that actually pushes us to solve interesting problems, overcome our fear or learn something that I could learn in no other way…”

When a professor spends hours in class going over concepts that are clearly covered in the textbook, I think you have an obligation to repeat the part about the debt and say, “perhaps you could assign this as homework and we could have an actual conversation…

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August 11, 2008, 10:03 am

How do you manage ungraded student assignments?

Some questions for you in the “vlog” below:

Update: I’ve put the video “below the fold” because there is apparently no way to prevent Ustream embedded videos in WordPress.com blogs from autoplaying when you load the main page. Just click “Keep reading” and you’ll see it.